Rheinischer Verein of Milwaukee

​​​Radio: Continental Showcase with Bob Ziegenbein on Joy 1340am

  • First Saturday of the month. Rheinischer Verein has a radio spot from 1:45–2:00 p.m. Let your friends know and enjoy some nice music!


Meetings: Third Sunday of the month

  • ​Board Meeting:​
    • Sunday, January 22 at 1pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus - King Room
    • Sunday, March 19 at 1pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus - King Room
    • Sunday, April 16 at 1pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus - King Room
  • General Meeting:​
    • Sunday, January 22 at 2pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus - King Room
    • Sunday, March 19 at 2pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus - King Room
    • Sunday, April 16 at 2pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus - King Room
      • ​​Annual meeting and voting of the board
    • Contact Curt Bauer at 414-708-2958 for meeting information


Our Events:

  • Weihnachtsfeier / Christmas Party
    • ​December 11th from 2 to 5pm. 
    • Location: Bavarian Bierhaus - King Room
    • Come join us for cookies, coffee, music and singing. And a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus! 
  • Wieberfastnacht
    • ​Thursday, February 16, 2023
    • Location: Bavarian Bierhaus - King Room
    • Join us for Ladies Night! Not a Lady? That's OK. Dress up like one anyway and see if you can fool us! Don't want to shave your winter beard? Be the bearded lady! 
    • More information to come. 
  • Maskenball
    • ​Saturday, February 18, 2023. Doors open at 6pm. 
    • Location:  The Embassy Suites in Brookfield
    • ​Dress up in your favorite costume and come out for a night of music, dancing, and beer! Prizes will be awarded for best single, couple and group costume!
    • Special appearance by our Männer Ballet!
    • Admission is $15 per person. 
    • Per the hotel: If our guests have any issues making their reservations online, our Reservation Line is also listed. They are welcome to call the hotel directly at: 844.738.3913
      Group dates: February 18, 2023 - February 19, 2023

  • Kehraus
    • ​Saturday, February 25, 2023
    • Location: Bavarian Bierhaus - King Room
    • It is the end of the Karneval season when activities are laid to rest. You won't be crying at this funeral. Jokes are told and if you laugh, you have to donate money. 
    • Admission is $5
    • More information to come.  
  • German Fest 2023
    • July 28, 29, and 30th
    • Volunteer at one of our four bars, at the culture tent, help with electric and tents or help set up or take down the event! Plus you get in free and free parking!
    • See a board member for details 
  • Princenkönung
    • ​Saturday, November 11, 2023
    • Join us as we crown our very own Rheinischer Verein Prinzenpaar. Formal dress is requested. Dancing is a MUST!
    • More information to come!
  • Maskenball
    • ​Saturday, February 10, 2024
    • Dress up in your favorite costume and come out for a night of music, dancing, & beer!​
    • Special performance by Rheinischer Verein Männer Ballet
    • More information to come!


Other German Culture Events​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​

  • Krampusnacht
    • December 4th - 3 to 9pm. 
    • Location: Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery
  • GAMGA
    • January 12 to the 14th
    • Location: Vegas!
  • United Donauschwaben's Schlachtfest
    • January 21. Doors open at 5pm | Dinner served at 6pm
    • Join UDoM Members and guests as they toast each other with steins of bier. Rosy cheeks and laughter predominate. The meal is monumental: A buffet dinner consisting of schnitzel, goulash & noodles, bratwurst, red cabbage, hot vegetables, side salad, and homemade desserts. Music by Tally Ho! Brass Band at 7pm, as well as a special appearance by The Muller Fasching Verein.
    • Tickets are $30/non-member; $25/member (12 and under $15)
    • To reserve your ticket, call Karen at 262.547.1371.
  • SMZs Maskenball
    • ​February 4th
    • Location: Hilton Homewood Suites in Oak Creek
    • Doors open at 6pm. Alpine Blast Trio starts at 7pm. Please come in costume as there will be prizes awarded. Special performances by SMZ Fanfaren and Tazsterne and the Milwaukee Muller Fashing Verein
    • Admission: $15. Students are $5. Military are free with ID
    • Cash Bar
    • Contact Karl Osterman for table reservations (karl.osterman16@gmail.com or 414-793-9948)
  • SMZs Lumpenball
    • March 4
    • Location: TBD
  • ​German Fest 2023
    • July 28, 29, and 30th
    • Volunteer at one of our four bars, at the culture tent, help with electric and tents or help set up or take down the event! Plus you get in free and free parking!
    • See a board member for details